How is frontal fibrosing alopecia treated?
There isn’t a cure for frontal fibrosing alopecia. But treatments can help to slow its progression. Your healthcare provider may suggest a combination of medications, including:
Antibiotics, such as doxycycline or minocycline, to reduce inflammation.
Corticosteroids, either injected into your scalp or as a cream to use at home, can help with eyebrow hair loss.
Finasteride (Propecia®) or dutasteride, taken as a pill to prevent more hair loss.
Hydroxychloroquine, to reduce symptoms of itchiness and pain. Studies suggest it may also help regrow some hair if taken in early stages.
Minoxidil, to apply to your scalp. It may help improve hair loss when taken along with another medication, such as finasteride or corticosteroids.
Other treatments may include:
Hair grafts, which may help with hair growth after FFA progression has slowed.
Laser therapy, to reduce itchiness and swelling.
How soon after treatment will I see results?
Depending on the treatment, you may start to see a slowing of hair loss in six to 18 months.